Travel Funds

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Grupo Santander Fund

The Grupo Santander Fund is closed until 2014.

This Fund exists for making grants towards the cost of travelling or exchange incurred by University and College Officers and research staff in attending conferences or in travel for study or research connected with their University duties. It is limited to travel or exchange in the 11 countries and the institutions within the Grupo Santander Network, namely Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela, Spain and Portugal.

Guidelines and application form (updated July 2010)


Travelling Expenses Fund (TEF) and Foreign Travel Fund (FTF)

Important Notices

The Travelling Expenses Fund has now been rescinded. The Foreign Travel Fund will continue to be administered by the section but the amount available will be unlikely to meet demand. Awards will be made on a gathered field basis three times per year, at the divisions of each of the Michaelmas, Lent, and Easter Terms. £30,000 will be made available in 2013-14, representing £10,000 each term. Upper limits will remain unchanged (currently £500 for conferences, and £800 for research trips). Allocations will be made to applicants at the division of each term, based on the amount of funding requested at each division, which will be reduced proportionately as necessary.

All other enquiries about funds for travelling expenses should be directed to your Institution or School.

Regrettably certain categories of staff are NOT eligible for these funds, including STUDENTS and RESEARCH ASSOCIATES.

Foreign Travel Fund (FTF)

The Foreign Travel Fund is for resident members of the Senate aged at least 50 years who wish to travel abroad, with a view of extending their knowledge in any branch of learning with which their teaching or research is concerned.

Applications for grants should be submitted to Educational and Student Policy before the proposed expenditure is incurred, with an estimate of the amount and any other information.

Guidelines and application form

A single application form for the FTF can be downloaded in either word or pdf format:

If you are unable to view or print these forms, please contact Sarah Cook (sew32@admin.cam.ac.uk or 01223 332276).

For more information about travelling, please see the Travel website.